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  • ʿALĪ AṢḠAR ČEŠTĪ

    K. A. Nizami

    Mughal hagiographer, chiefly known for his Jawāher-e Farīdī, compiled in 1033/1623 during the reign of Jahāngīr (1014-37/1605-27). 

  • ʿALĪ B. ʿABBĀS MAJŪSĪ

    L. Richter-Bernburg

    physician from Fārs and author of an Arabic work on medicine (d. /994 [?]); probably the most important medical writer between Rāzī and Ebn Sīnā.

  • ʿALĪ B. ʿABDALLĀH

    Cross-Reference

    See ʿALAWAYH AʿSAR.

  • ʿALĪ B. ABĪ ṬĀLEB

    I. K. Poonawala, E. Kohlberg

    (b. ca. 600, d. 40/661), cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Moḥammad, first Shiʿite Imam, father of the Imams Ḥasan and Ḥosayn by Fāṭema, and fourth caliph (35-40/656-61).

  • ʿALĪ B. AḤMAD BALḴĪ

    D. Pingree

    post-3rd/9th century astronomer.

  • ʿALĪ B. ASAD

    ʿA. Ḥabībī

    (second half of the 11th cent.), the amir of Badaḵšān to whom Nāṣer(-e) Ḵosrow dedicated his Jāmeʿ al-ḥekmatayn

  • ʿALĪ B. BŪYA

    Cross-Reference

    the eldest of three brothers who came to power in western Persia as military adventurers and founded the Buyid dynasty. See ʿEMĀD-AL-DAWLA.

  • ʿALĪ B. FARĀMARZ

    C. E. Bosworth

    member of the Deylamī dynasty of the Kakuyids (d. 1095).

  • ʿALĪ B. ḤĀMED

    cross-reference

    KŪFĪ. See ČĀČ-NĀMA.

  • ʿALĪ B. ḤARB

    C. E. Bosworth

    (or ʿAlī b. ʿOṯmān b. Ḥarb), ephemeral Saffarid amir of the so-called “third Saffarid dynasty”.